UServeUtah Celebrates AmeriCorps Week with Member Gathering

PROVO, UTAH – On Tuesday, March 12, approximately 500 AmeriCorps members from across the state will gather in downtown Provo to celebrate their service.  White House appointee Barbara Stewart, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, will provide keynote remarks.  AmeriCorps Week, March 10-16, pays tribute to all things AmeriCorps – from the programs and organizations that make …

2018 Annual Report

2018 was a great year for UServeUtah! It is so exciting to see the growth in both National Service and volunteerism throughout our state. Catch up with what we accomplished in 2018 in our annual report video, and view the full report below! Interested in receiving a printed copy of our annual report? Contact Sara Dorsey at sdorsey@utah.gov.

Black History Month

Black History Month was first observed in 19765 and is designed to recognize the importance of African American history, culture, and contributions to society. Celebrate Black History Month by getting involved in your community! There are many community events throughout the month, and as always, there are volunteer opportunities! Check JustServe.org to find a way to volunteer in your area! …

Benefits of Volunteering

Volunteering makes a huge impact in the lives of others, but did you know it also benefits the volunteer? There are many physical and mental health benefits to volunteering. Volunteering helps people stay sharp, both physically and mentally! Studies have shows that those who volunteer report better physical health than non-volunteers. Volunteers also report increases in life satisfaction and greater …

Make it a Day ON, Not a Day Off!

Volunteer this MLK Day! Find an existing project through the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) or by visiting JustServe! Join in on events bring put on by universities all over the state! The University of Utah is hosting a Day of Service on January 19th with multiple projects at various locations. Opportunities include: Bags to Beds, Big Brothers …

During Federal Shutdown, AmeriCorps Continues to Get Things Done

As the Federal Government shutdown continues, AmeriCorps members in Utah continue to “Get Things Done!” Funding for the 13 AmeriCorps Utah programs was secured in September of 2018, and will not be impacted by the shutdown. Over 1,600 AmeriCorps Utah members are still hard at work throughout the state. AmeriCorps members are continuing to mentor and tutor students in elementary …

Explore new ways to serve!

Utah is full of nonprofits looking for volunteers! Volunteers make a huge difference for organizations. According to Independent Sector, the value of volunteer time in Utah is $24.39/hour! At that rate, if you give one hour a week for a year, you would be donating a value of over $1,000 to an organization over a one year period! Find a cause …

Find a Way to Serve This Weekend!

If you volunteer this weekend, we’d love to see and share it! If you post to social media, tag @userveutah to spread your cheer even further and inspire others! Have a service opportunity you would like to highlight? Contact Sara Dorsey at sdorsey@utah.gov. Winter Party at Oquirrh Hills Elementary Kearns Thursday, December 20, 9:00am-10:30am Host a winter party for students …

Get Out & Serve!

Guest written by Jesse Craig, Miss Utah 2018 Growing up, my favorite tradition around the holiday season was “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” My parents would sit me and my siblings down and we would decide on a few families in need to give small gifts to for the 12 days leading up to Christmas. The best part was that …

AmeriCorps Member of the Month – Rauni Guffey

Rauni Gaffey has been serving with the Read Graduate Succeed program since August of 2015 at East Elementary School in Roosevelt, Utah. Rauni is committed to making a difference in the lives of the students she works with. Rauni works hard to make sure that all of the students she works with have the confidence and reading skills necessary to …